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Izzi Wood
Izzi Wood, a Hickory High grad, scored her sixth goal of the season.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Blasts Louisiana

In their most dominant offensive performance of the season, App State closed out their home season with a, 3-1, victory over Louisiana, clinching a berth in the Sun Belt Tournament.

Katie Fuller scored two first half goals for the App State (6-7-4, 5-4-0), and Izzi Wood put the game away with a second half tally, her sixth of the season.

Fuller’s first goal was scored in the 30th minute when she headed home a cross from Breckyn Monteith, who collected an assist for the second straight match. Then, less than a minute before halftime, Fuller connected on a second header, this time it came off a service from Stephanie Barbosa. The goals were Fuller’s second and third of the campaign.

Wood’s goal came on a thru ball from Emma McGibany, who picked up her first assist of the season.

Louisiana (3-8-5, 2-5-2) broke up the shutout in the 74th minute on a breakaway goal from Megan Bradley.

App State controlled the majority of the match, out-shooting the Ragin’ Cajuns 16-8. Wood led the way with seven shots, including four on target, on the way to their third straight win.

App State will travel to San Marcos, where they will face Texas State in their regular season finale, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.

The Sun Belt Tournament begins October 31 in Foley, Ala. If App State is able to secure a top-six finish in the conference, they will earn a first-round bye, and advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament.